ProQual Level 3 Diploma in Intelligence Analysis (601/1210/4)


The UK’s leading OFQUAL approved vocational qualification in Intelligence Analysis.

The Level 3 Diploma in Intelligence Analysis was initially developed for military intelligence analysts in June 2013. Since, it has become increasingly popular with intelligence and data analysts working within a variety of roles. This intelligence analysis qualification is suitable for new or developing intelligence analysts.

Those with a high academic aptitude are often selected for analytical roles, yet rarely are they offered nationally recognised analytical training specific to their role. This is an unfamiliar concept in many other professions and we believe all intelligence analysts should hold a qualification that recognises their niche area of competence. In achieving these qualifications an analyst can ensure parity with individuals working within similar roles throughout the intelligence and security community.


This programme equips analysts with a comprehensive knowledge and analytical skill set that can then be applied throughout their career.

Learning Objectives Include:

  • Managing intelligence based tasks.
  • Understanding the intelligence cycle
  • Intelligence collection planning
  • Effective use of intelligence sources
  • Collation of information for intelligence analysis
  • Analysing and interpreting intelligence using a range of analytical techniques.
  • Making assessments as a result of an analytical process.
  • Creating appropriate intelligence products to inform decision making
  • Effective dissemination of intelligence (written and verbal)
  • Review and continuous improvement of the analytical process.


Intelligence analysis training is designed to support all analytical functions and can be flexible to specific individual and organisational requirements. This qualification focuses on the evaluation of both quantitative and qualitative information. Intelligence training is classroom based and includes a combination of theory assignment and practical exercises to ensure knowledge and competence requirements are achieved.  There are three core training pathways offered to support qualification achievement. These packages can be combined based on specific analytical roles and responsibilities


Intelligence analysis training focuses on the effective identification of intelligence sources, management of BIG DATA, strategic planning and the ability to effectively influence strategic decision making. Analytical techniques developed through this intelligence training programme include:

  • Centre of Gravity Analysis
  • Measure of Effect Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Cone of Plausibility Analysis
  • Environment Scanning
  • Intelligence Preparation of the Environment


Intelligence analysis training focuses on analytical techniques better suited to influencing current operations. Scenarios for exercises are derived from any identified organisational or sector challenges. This intelligence training package provides analysts with a comprehensive range of analytical techniques that can be adapted to operational situations and used within time constraints. Analytical techniques developed through this intelligence training programme include:

  • Pattern/Trend Analysis
  • Backcasting
  • Link Analysis
  • Cone of Plausibility Analysis
  • Centre of Gravity Analysis
  • Analysis of Competing Hypothesis


This package was developed specifically for analysts working within an investigative role and focuses on techniques appropriate for the identification of evidence. Analytical techniques developed through this intelligence training programme include:

  • Open Source Investigation
  • Hot Spot Analysis
  • Comparative Case Analysis
  • Backcasting
  • Pattern/Trend Analysis
  • Centre of Gravity Analysis
  • Link Analysis
  • Analysis of Competing Hypothesis

What will this qualification give me?

  • An understanding of underpinning intelligence analysis theory and processes.
  • Increased awareness of sources of information and the ability to develop multi-source intelligence products.
  • Confidence to apply a wide range of analytical techniques to a variety of problem sets.
  • The ability to create and disseminate effective intelligence products and briefs that will influence organisational direction and achievement.
  • A UK approved, OFQUAL regulated vocational intelligence qualification as recognition of your knowledge and skill set.

Who is this qualification suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any intelligence analyst, data analyst or investigative researcher seeking to have their skill set formally recognised. Roles include but are not limited to:

Military intelligence analysts

Police intelligence analysts and researchers

Fraud and Insurance investigators

Gambling investigators

Financial analysts

Risk managers and assessors

Marketing analysts

Water, Oil and Gas analysts and forecasters